Asia Meets Parramatta

Parramatta is an amazing place full of people’s much-needed relaxation and adventures. From history to culture to arts to music to fun, name it! This beautiful place can show you that truly, it is a must-see and a must-experience wonder. …And just like a hospitable friend, Parramatta doesn’t let you starve!

If you don’t want to eat only hotel food, you can go around the place to see what Parramatta has gotten for you. Parramatta has a lot of sumptuous dishes which make the locals proud and which capture the hearts of the visiting friends from other parts of Australia and of the world…

HOWEVER, it’s not just that! Are you a local who wants to try cuisines from other countries? A visitor who misses your home food? Or someone who wants to eat some other kind of food but wants to spend time in Parramatta? Regardless of who you are, Parramatta doesn’t deprive you of your cravings or your favourites. It doesn’t force you to eat what’s just there, but also gives you the chance to try other ace cuisines!

This article presents the cuisine from one of Australia’s neighbouring continents, Asia. Asian cuisine is truly a diverse family of food. Listing them all wouldn’t be easy. So here, let’s talk about 6 Asian cuisines and one restaurant of each kind which could be found in Parramatta.

Watch Eat at Chef’s Gallery [CHINESE]

Chefs Gallery, Parramatta
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Chinese cuisine is a combination of dishes from several parts of China. Its staple food are rice, noodles and wheat. Chinese cooking techniques are highly founded on historical and ethnic backgrounds. Because of China’s influence, various other Asian foods were touched by its food culture.

Vietnamese cuisine- Parramatta

Chef’s Gallery doesn’t just offer diners appetizing food but also gives them an entertaining time as they prepare the customers’ orders live through a glass-wall kitchen. Honeycomb chicken wings with sticky sisho, yuzu and honey glaze is one of its best-sellers.

It is located at the ground floor of Westfield Parramatta, Shop 2184, 159-175 Church St. If you are looking for lodging near this area, there are a number of options. Meriton Suites George Street is just 1.4 km away via Harris St. and Parkes St., taking you around 6 minutes to travel. But if you want to exercise and to save money from riding a public vehicle, Mantra Parramatta is just a 2-minute walk away.

Sorry, but It’s Not Just Curries [INDIAN]

Not just curry, Parramatta
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Indian Cuisine is one of the most flavourful cuisines in the world. Indians use a variety of spices, vegetables and grains which are nurtured and grown across India. One of its most famous dishes is curry.

Indian cuisine- Parramatta

People would usually think that curry is always and is just based on the curry powder. Not Just Curries aims to prove that there’s more to it; it’s more than just curry powder. The power of various spices and ingredients are actually combined to produce this tasty dish. Not Just Curries caters to all kinds of “eaters” because aside from curry, there are vegetarian and gluten-free options too.

Their store opens at 10 AM and closes at 10 PM everyday. It is located at 66 Wigram Street, Harris Park, Parramatta, 1.3 km away from Westfield Parramatta. That means it’s also accessible to near lodgings mentioned previously. Not Just Curries is located within Harris Park which means you can also visit the famous Elizabeth Farm to know a part of Australia’s history, and you can go to the Riverside Theatre if you want to witness great art performances.

The Viet Diet: Pho Pasteur [VIETNAMESE]

pho-pasteur, Parramatta

Deemed as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world, Vietnamese food doesn’t give you a hundred percent of just one. It offers you a combination of all you need — herb, meat and savoury taste.

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Established in 1992, Pho Pasteur is owned by South Vietnam refugees who brought their love for Vietnamese food to Australia. They have delectable beef pho, meatballs and briskets.

The store opens at 10 AM and closes at 10 PM everyday. It is located at 137 Church Street. A walk in Jubilee Park, around 3 minutes away, could be your tummy’s rest after the feast. For accommodations after the day of eating and fun, the restaurant is 1.3 km away from PARKROYAL Parramatta via Marsden St. and 2.4 km away from Rydges Parramatta via Hassal St. and Parkes St.

Hello there, Lao Der! [THAI]

Lao Der, Parramatta
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Thai cooks place significance on aroma and spice. Simplicity is not their goal; they like harmony and variety with balance.

La Der-Parramatta

After his victory, Savour Australia’s “Best Thai Restaurant in Sydney Metro 2013” winner Chef Salong Khammountry decided to open another, Lao Der. Tum Talay (papaya salad with seafood) and Pad Lao (stir-fried noodles) are some of its house specialties.

It is located at 277B Church St. Parramatta. After eating, a place to stop by is the Parramatta Heritage Centre where you’ll learn about the place’s heritage and culture. Prince Alfred Square is also just around if you want to have some peaceful time with tall trees and fun time with carnival rides. SKYE Hotel Suites is just 4 minutes away from Lao Der via Marsden St.

Food Mine! Charcoal Mine BBQ House [KOREAN]

Charcoal Mine BBQ House, Parramatta
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Korean cuisine is mostly composed of rice, meat and veggies. They also have a lot of side dishes paired with steamed rice.

Here, for sure, you’ll get what you’ll pay for. Charcoal Mine BBQ House is an eat-all-you-can bbq house. You get to eat as long and as many as you can while enjoying cooking yourself.

It is located at 454 Church Street, Parramatta. After the food mania, a walk is very much-needed, and Wistaria Gardens is a beautiful place to do that; it will only take around 5 minutes to reach it. Novotel Sydney Parramatta is just 450 m away, which will take you around 2 minutes only to travel from the BBQ House.

This is Eat! Kanzo [JAPANESE]

Kanzo, Parramatta
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Japanese food is full of art and delight, offering countless arrays of seasonal dishes. Udon and soba are Japanese noodles and also staples aside from rice. Raw and grilled seafood are also part of their specialties.


Kanzo is the place you’re looking for if you want a local favourite. Without paying too much, you can taste Japan’s mouth-watering donburi and sashimi.

The store opens at 9 AM and closes at 9 AM daily. It is located at 6/55 George Street, Parramatta. Jubilee Park is also just near the restaurant. For lodging, Mercure Sydney Parramatta is 2.8 km away from Kanzo.

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There you have it!

The Asian restaurants mentioned above are amazing places. If you’d want to stroll around Parramatta after your meals, there are lots of parks like the Jubilee Park and the Prince Alfred Square. If you’d want art sights, museums like The Lancers and Heritage Centre are some places you should go to.

And if you’d want to take a rest near these restaurants and attractions, there is a great deal of lodgings in Parramatta, but if you want accommodation near to them, Holiday Inn Parramatta got your back! Within 10 minutes or less, you’ll arrive at those delightful Asian restaurants: Chef’s Gallery (5 minutes away), Pho Pasteur and Not Just Curries (3 minutes), Lao Der and Kanzo (7 minutes) and Charcoal Mine BBQ House (8 minutes). If you are aiming for the best rest after a long day, it offers high quality services you won’t regret! Holiday Inn Parramatta is your friendly staycation or vacation place that brings these diverse and delightful dishes within your reach.

It’s good to have fun, fill a hungry tummy and take a rest!

These are some of the various Asian dishes brought to Parramatta! Just explore, and you will find many more! Asian food is without a doubt amazing so be sure to make the most out of every restaurant you visit! Make every foodie experience in Parramatta a beautifully memorable one!

Nicole Ann Pore is a daytime writer for Holiday Inn Parramatta, a hotel in located in Parramatta, New South Wales. Travel is one of the things that interest her the most. Nicole enjoys reading and writing lists like must-visit places, famous places to eat and what-to-do’s. She is amazed at the historical relevance of places, the diversity of cultures and the showcase of arts in different parts in the world. For Nicole, the beauty of this world is just breathtaking, astounding and something worth-sharing.


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